Yes, you read that right. Call me crazy, but I just don't stress during exam season. Thousands of college students around the country know that exam season is INSANE. Pre-med students, specifically, know that exam season has a big say on whether or not they can move forward in their future medical career. Biology, Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry are some tough subjects and they are few who pass these classes with high grades. I am one of those pre-med students and I can confidently say that I just don't stress like others do.
My secret to not stressing is being organized. It's so simple yet so many students completely ignore the idea of organization when it comes to their classes.
As pre-med students, there's a ton of important classes we have to take all in one semester. It definitely gets crazy but I know how to separate the work for all my classes so that I give myself enough time do assignments, review, and study for exams. Starting the first day of class, I know the exact dates of all my exams and finals so I'm not surprised when it does comes time to taking these tests. Organize your day so that you have plenty of time to study and enough hours to sleep at night. We all know how important sleep is and we all know how many of us don't actually get a full night's sleep. Another piece of advice, know the material inside and out. This means you should be doing practice problems daily, watching related YouTube videos, and regularly talking to the professor about what exactly you can expect on the upcoming test.
Review information every single day, and don't skip any important topics.
The worst thing you can do as a pre-med student is to procrastinate. But many of us wait till a few days before an exam to review important material. It's 2019! Procrastination is a thing of the past. Stay on top of things and I promise you will definitely see an improvement in not only your grades but your mental health too. I used to procrastinate and not study at all. My days were spent just doing homework due the next day and watching "The Bachelor" online. I was beyond stressed, my skin broke out like crazy and I put on a lot of weight.
After realizing my mistakes, I decided to change the way I was studying. Now, I can proudly say that I am living a stress-free life, and my education no longer pulls me back. In fact, I look forward to studying and learning new information.
Being a pre-med student can be hard, but together, we got this!